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Photography: Black & White, Paint, Paper, Wood, Photo on Cardboard, Paper, Wood.
“The work at Lüben” is a series of salt prints realized during the 2017 Werkstattwoche in Lüben, Wittingen Germany, in the year 2017.
The theme of the art symposium was “reduced”. The entire body of work had to be produced on location or surroundings of the Lüben village, taking advantage of the available subjects and locations of the area. The concept “reduce” was achieved by narrowing the frame of vision to show just some details of the entire subject. Also, the technique used (salt paper) provides unsharpness to the final print and hides details in the shadows and highlights normally evident in traditional silver gelatine black and white prints. The “retrò” look of the prints meet, in my opinion, the goal of the art symposium “to reduce”. The small size of the prints, all made on 20×25 cm papers, and the small size of framing, 35,5×30,5 cm, also meet the subject’s requirements.
Everything of this framing intrigues me. The poster, the bricks of the wall, the bench, the wood window. All of these subjects could be a stand alone subject. In order to achieve the "reduce" concept, I decided to focus on the wall, to reduce all the other subjects to simple "hints" of a possible development of this figure. They are there, with just a little part of them, but they are not subjects of the photograph. They are sparking my desire of them.
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